Terry Tempest Williams and Host Michael Lerner

Rejoice! Our Times Are Intolerable

~Co-presented with Point Reyes Books and the Mesa Refuge~

Join TNS Host Michael Lerner in person or via webinar for a reading and conversation with writer, educator, conservationist, and activist Terry Tempest Williams. Terry offers readings, and she and Michael talk about her journey navigating grief and loss, about her current life and work, and about the hope she holds for our world. Terry has been with us at The New School twice before, and you can listen to the podcasts of all of our events with Terry on our website or on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Soundcloud, or Amazon music.

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry is a writer and educator who focuses on our relationship with the natural world, both ecologically, politically, and spiritually.  She is the author of more than 20 books, including the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. Her most recent books include Erosion: Essays of Undoing; and The Moon Is Behind Uswith Fazal Sheikh. She is currently writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School and the 2023 recipient of the Thoreau Prize in Literature. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters and divides her time between Utah and Massachusetts with her husband, Brooke Williams.

Host Michael Lerner

Michael is the president and co-founder of Commonweal. His principal work at Commonweal is with the Cancer Help Program, CancerChoices.org, the Omega Resilience Projects, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, and The New School at Commonweal. He was the recipient of a MacArthur Prize Fellowship for contributions to public health in 1983 and is author of Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Therapies (MIT Press).